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University of South Carolina Columbia
Caroline Rucker, Alumni Ambassador
How did you engage with the local community while abroad?
While in Granada, I lived in a residencia (dormitory). We lived alongside local students, and they were so welcoming! They taught us the ins and outs of the city's unique culture. During one of the weeks there, Corpus Christi was celebrated throughout Granada, which is the biggest festival of the year. We learned about and participated in many of the traditions, which really made me feel like part of the community.
what was your favorite class while abroad, and why?
My favorite class while abroad was my intensive Spanish language class. We were in the classroom for over 2 hours every weekday, which really helped me improve my skills. It had a large focus on conversation, and many of the grammar topics we learned were things that only native speakers typically know. This helped me feel so much more confident speaking in public while out and about in Granada!